In the footsteps of Link. Only feet from where O. Winston Link took his photograph "Railroad: Norfolk SouthernLocomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)Location: Vesuvius, Virginia, USALocomotive #: NS 9624Train ID: NS 16TPhoto Date: July 14, 2013
A rare sight to see: A former Conrail SD80MAC not in coal service on the West Slope. Today, the NS 7203 is called to lead a manifest train from Birmingham, AL to Allentown, PA, seen passing MP 58 ... (more)
Crossing the Potomac River from West Virginia to Maryland at dusk
Shortly after the dawn's light made it to this valley
NS 16T arrives into Bristol, VA for it's crew change before departing eastbound to Roanoke.
In morning light, eastbound manifest train No. 16T charges uphill underneath the coaling dock at Vicker with a trio of wide-cab GE's commanding the relatively short train.
Drifting along Ft Loudon Lake on it's way to Knoxville.
Arriving in Knoxville
NS 16T heads north with NS 8850 on the point. The corn looks good this year due to the abundance of rain in the area.
NS 16T battles uphill through Groseclose, VA with a trio of GE's and a heavy manifest train in tow.
Passing the "saved by the bell" ex-N&W Depot. New owners asking for donations for purchase and restoration costs. Go to: www.ruralretreatdepot.org
Heading towards Front Royal and Hagerstown on a beautiful fall day